light throw depending on the needle size and yarn gauge you decide to work with. I ended up making mine with Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool, which is a light worsted, and size 9 needles so it can be used as a throw.
I am happy to say that as of this morning my Girasole (more pics here) is all done! I actually finished knitting it a week ago and was excited to start blocking it. However, after checking my blocking pins, I quickly realized that I didn't have enough. I ordered some online which arrived on Friday so I spend Saturday morning blocking it. This morning I unblocked it and weaved in the two loose ends. I must say that I am really happy with how it turned out.
The only part that actually felt like it dragged a bit was working the knitted-on lace edging. I realized why after doing a little math. On the rounds before you start the edging, you have 640 sts on your needle. But with the lace edging (and all the back and forth knitting) you end up working over 9,300 sts on that last round. The grand total for the whole piece is around 63,000, so that means the edging alone makes up about 15% of the throw. After figuring that out, the slower pace of the last round felt much more appropriate.
All in all this was quite an enjoyable knit. Despite the large scale of the project (and excepting the edging), things moved along quickly. The pattern repeats were logical and easy to memorize and kept things interesting and engaging without being too complicated. Definitely something that I look forward to making again.